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a plane crash makes an emergency landing in st. petersburg at a golf course there. we'll tell you all about. i'm ron carter, thank you for joining us this saturday night. today is known as super saturday with primaries and caucuses. let's get to the results. a big night for senator ted cruz, starting with an easy win in kansas. he took 48% of the vote. donald trump second place with 23%, and then in the main republican caucus, senator cruz there. in louisiana, donald trump declared the winner of ted cruz, winning 42% of the vote, and in kentucky, donald trump declared the winner with 35% to 31% of the vote. marco rubio finishing a distant states. of things. bernie sanders picking up two
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kansas with 6% of the vote. -- 68% of the vote. however, in louisiana, commanding win for hillary clinton, pulling out a very easy win over sanders, 69% of the vote in louisiana. big night for senator cruz and bernie sanders. a bad night for marco rubio. chris pollone is following all of those races tonight. >> reporter: on super saturday, texas senator ted cruz visited the winners circle, picking up 17 delegates, with kansas and maine. >> i think the combination of super tuesday election results, the last two debates together has been more and more unifying republicans behind our campaign, and that is a very encouraging sight. >> reporter: cruz picking up a symbolic win in the straw poll at cpac, the annual gathering
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a warm welcome at cpac as well, and used his appearance to slam front runner donald trump! being a conservative cannot be about how long you're willing to scream, how angry you're willing to be. >> reporter: cpac is usually a key stop for republicans hoping to win the nomination. donald trump is playing by his own rules. trump skipped the conference to campaign in florida where a bounty of delegates is up for grabs in ten days. >> if we win florida, it's over. >> reporter: democrat bernie sanders was hoping to pick up some momentum on super saturday entering the day with half the delegates of hillary clinton. he won the kansas and nebraska caucuses, but clinton countered with louisiana, and has her sights set on michigan. >> we have to win this election, and we all know, we all know the stakes keep getting higher, and the rhetoric, we're hearing from the other side keeps sinking lower. >> reporter: sunday more
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republicans have a primary in puerto rico and democrats caucus in maine, with contests in hawaii, idaho, michigan and mississippi following on tuesday. chris pollone, nbc news, new york. tampa mayor bob buckhorn cast his ballot for hillary clinton. all voters can participate in early voting. florida's primary is on march 15 march 15th. we posted everything you need to know on wfla.com. other news of the day, a pilot and his passenger were able to walk away unharmed after an emergency landing on a golf course in st. petersburg. police tell us the two teenage pilot was flying a 1939 taylorcraft from lakeland to man tee county and start -- manatee county and started having mechanical issues. he couldn't make it to the airport. residents at the golf course came out to see what the commotion was about. >> i like to do a little selfie with the plane and tease my friends up north who are
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it's a chamber of commerce day for planes to land on our private golf course. >> and it's happened there before. on christmas eve of 2009, a two seater plane made an emergency landing on the same golf course. the ntsb, and faa currently investigating the cause of the current accident. another problem for allegiant airlines. a flight sent from fort wayne indiana had to a abort the takeoff because of a mechanical problem. passengers could see the problem looking out the window. >> i was towards the back on the right hand side and heard a big pop. i thought it sounded like maybe a tire popping. and they immediately slowed down, turned, and let us know it was something that was in the engine that we could see, actually, right outside our window. there was something that had fallen off of one of the right engines. >> passengers had to be moved to another plane and that
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that flight arrived at st. pete airport at 8:00 tonight. in clear water beach firefighters had to evacuate hulk hogan's beach shop declaring it unsafe. a lot of people were on the second floor balcony and they felt a shift in the building. the fire marshal closed the building down until a structural engineer can deem it safe. no one was hurt. there is a battle brewing over proposed express lanes for interstate 275 in tampa. the highway expansion would actually go right through historic neighbors. chip osowski joining us live where residents there marched through the streets to protest that expansion today. well, rod, first let me point out, that is i-4 that you see behind me. people who live and work in this neighborhood tell us that this historic part of tampa has survived several highway expansion projects. they're concerned a number of homes, churches and other century old buildings won't
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a video on the florida department of transportation web site explains why tampa bay express lanes will benefit the entire community. the idea behind tampa bay express is simple. drivers who want the extra convenience can choose to pay a toll to use the express lane. >> reporter: the lanes would be constructed adjacent to current lanes, essentially widening the interstates, but at what cost? those opposed to the project took to the streets voicing their concerns. linda soll, a former member of city council and a community activist. >> the neighbors who live here are up in arms or don't know what's being proposed. it's very concerningment one of the purposes of the -- concerning. one of the purposes of the march is to make people aware either their home is going to be lost or the interstate will be across the street from them. >> reporter: they wore yellow ponchos, carrying crime scene
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will be a crime if this project proceeds as planned. >> it's a six to nine plus billion dollars boondoggle that will tie up the roads and change the neighborhoods forever. once it's done, we cannot undo it. >> it's not what we need in this part of our community. we need to consider all modes of transportation. not continuous expansion of roads. >> reporter: and there are public forums on the tbx project. the next one is scheduled to take place on tuesday, march 22 march 22nd, 5:30 to 7:30:00 p.m. at the robert sanders library on north nebraska. organizers are also planning future protests in some of the other historic neighborhoods that could be affected if the project goes through. >> chip osowski reporting live. thank you. investigators want to find the person who tried to burn
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someone entered the building in north hide park and poured flammable liquid in several locations and set the place on fire. the good news is no one was there, and no one was hurt. a reality show about emergency responders coming to tampa. this is very interesting. coming up, we're going to give you a behind the scenes look at night watch. also ahead, a drunk driver plows into several campers at daytona national speedway, injuring four people. we're going to have deep blue sunny skies tomorrow. not a cloud in the sky. i'll let you know what kind of temperatures we have in store the rest of the week, coming up
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. a bad crash at daytona international speedway. this was not on the racetrack. 43-year-old abby kenny was drunk when she plowed her pickup into four people and rvs this morning. this happened in the infield where many fans and families camp out. a witness said he watched kenny hit one of those people. >> i mean, at first, she didn't know where she was at coming out of the truck. she was stumbling. she didn't know where she was at. >> police say a breathalyzer found kenny was more than two times the legal limit. coming up, bryan bennett has a look at your sunday forecast and the keyword is going to be sun.
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and also ahead, a look at florida's largest expo and boat show going on this weekend. we'll have that and more coming up. you're watching news channel 8, the station that's always on your side. you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise) hey candidates,
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this year, the a and e reality drama night watch is coming to tampa, giving viewers an inside look at police officers, firefighters and paramedics as they keep us safe each night. news channel 8's mary mcguire takes us behind the scenes of the show. >> reporter: the drama of the job is very real for the hundreds of firefighters, police officers and paramedics who serve the tampa bay area every day and every night. >> when that call comes in, you never know what it's going to be, a hazardous material, a gas line being breached or something more tragic, whether they're responding to a car accident. >> reporter: now, the heart pounding situations, bay area first responders see will be
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series night watch, a show that profiles emergency personnel during challenging calls and situations in the dead of the night. >> they actually have photographers inside the vehicles following the action. >> reporter: the show won't just be about crime and emergencies, though. >> first responders are like you and me. >> reporter: in a time when tensions between citizens and law enforcement has reached an all time high, the show will give a face and story to the men and women behind the badge. >> a lot of times what people see when it comes to fire and police is what's reported on television in the news and that's very important but you as a reporter don't have time to go and find the back story of what was happening that day with that individual police officer or firefighter. you don't know the stresses that they have. you don't know the joyce they have -- joys they have, why they do what they do. >> reporter: filming it slated to start in june, and bay area crews will be seen on ten episodes this season. reporting in tampa, i'm mary
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the night watch episodes featuring tampa first responders will debut on a and e this fall. the news channel 8 outdoors expo and boat show back in full force. florida's largest outdoor expos and boat show has been a spring tradition in tampa bay for more than two decades. it offers dozens of seminars on fresh and salt water fishing, boat and hunting and a lot more from the experts. the outdoors expo and boat show opens tomorrow. open at 10:00 a.m. in the morning. runs until five. admission, $8 for adults and for kids 12 and under it's absolutely free. as you know, today was a nice looking day. we had some high thin clouds drifting through the sky. this is a look throughout the afternoon from clear water beach. again, a good looking day. maybe a little cool at area
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whatever highs and clouds you saw. tomorrow, deep blue sunny skies, not a cloud in the sky. we're going to start off cool. 52 degrees in the morning. you might need a light jacket heading to church or wherever you're heading early in the morning. by afternoon, 74 and completely sunny. not a cloud all day long. 74 tomorrow, which is pretty close to where we should be as far as our average high goes, but all week long, like a roller coaster, there we go, all the way to friday. 83 degrees. so middle 80s by friday. i took this picture a few moments ago, overlooking the eastern skyline. you can see jupiter. when you step outside after the newscast, of course, you look at the eastern sky and you'll be able to see jupiter. also, i got a few calls into the weather center this evening about a fire ball that was sighted in the eastern skies, and quite a few reports confirmed by the american meteor society as well. just a quick meteor going
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if you saw it, consider yourself luckily. a cool picture out of lakeland, curious about what the alligator is up to. all right. temperature wise, 57 degrees. right now in tampa. 60 degrees in st. petersburg. middle 60s for much of polk county. satellite and radar picture, mostly clear skies all across tampa bay. it is a great looking evening. a good looking evening to look at jupiter in the nighttime sky. we'll have a clear, unobstructed view of it. to the north, high pressure, to the eastern side giving us a northerly wind. that's why tonight's going to be on the chilly side. as that high goes out into the atlantic, winds will turn more subtly and temperatures will go on the way up. here's your future cast. by tomorrow morning, sunshine, kind of a cool start. temperatures until the upper 40s to the lower 50s. and then moving to tomorrow afternoon, a beautiful day, high pressure over us, sunny skies, high temperature right around 74 degrees. moving into monday, winds
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as they do, the temperature starts to go up. sunshine continues and high temperatures will be in the upper 70sment not only are we -- upper 70s. not only are we going to see higher temperatures, the pressure is going to keep whatever storms want to move into the area to the west. those showers and storms will stay in texas all week lodge. lots of sunshine here at home for the next seven days. tomorrow morning it's going to be a sunny sunday morning. a low temperature around 52 degrees. maybe a light jacket. not a bad idea, especially up in citrus county where it's going to be in the 40s tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon, deep blue sunny skies. high temperature of 74. a tad cooler along the coastal areas and the upper 60s tomorrow could cause the gulf of mexico still in the 60s. we are looking at high pollen again tomorrow, and you know that, if your suffer from allergies because there is juniper, oak in fair abundance in the sky.
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a lovely looking day monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday. the next chance of rain, next saturday. temperatures looking much more spring like. 83 degrees by friday. so winter is packing its bags, going out of town. >> get on out of here. >> spring is moving in. >> thank you very much. the rays bring their best to sarasota, and wait until you hear how many hits they racked up. and the lightning had to work overtime against the hurricanes, could tampa bay break the record with the 9th straight win. guess who has the answer, paul mueller, he'll tell you next in sport -- paul ryan, he'll tell
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british prime minister winston churchill once quipped history will be kind to me for i intend to write it. how will we remember this year's tampa bay lightning, as a squad that sputtered through the first half or rewrote franchise history by winning nine straight games. looking to break the record by winning number nine today. the home team was doing plenty of piliates. then strikes again in the second to make it 2 they have 1 tampa bay. -- 2-1 tampa bay. taking the lead mid way through
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minutes later, fetches his own rebound, and dishes to tyler johnson. we go if overtime. final minute of bonus hockey. rick peckham, take it away. >> cutting it, scores. >> coast to coast, game winner, the strike lives, tampa bay wins 4-3, the bolts break their franchise record with a 9th 9th consecutive victory. >> we didn't really know the record until last game when we got to 8 and people started talking about it, so it's pretty cool to beat that. >> when you're in the record book, that's special. and i think it's just the start for this club, the start for this squad, so we want more, and you know, tonight's a great night but we have to look ahead to philly now. >> all you need is lovey, that must be what new illinois athletic director josh whitman is saying.
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cuban, today, and lovey smith surfaced as the front runner for the job. multiple outlets are reporting the deal is basically done. he hasn't coached in the college ranks since 1995. how about a solo shot of nostalgia. remember this, dan johnson's tieing home run in the bottom of the 9th in the final game of the 2011 season, helped the rays make the playoffs that year. the great pumpkin is back with tampa bay, signing a minor league deal to learn to become a knuckle ball pitcher. the 36-year-old's new old team took on the orioles in sarasota. getting his first start, 2 innings, no hits, three strike outs and plenty of run support. brad miller ropes one into left. that plates a pair, giving tampa bay a 2-0 lead in the third. next inning, curt casali, bloops a single to center. that would score steven pierce.
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kiermeyer, with three hits. the rays wrap 17 hits in all and beat the o's 10-6. drew smiley is all smiles. >> i think every pitcher goes in the spring, first game or maybe a little anxious, nervous, you know, how is my arm going to feel. how is my stuff going to be. going out here reassures you you're good. fun. it was a great first game. i was excited about it. >> finally, to the hardwood the south florida women taking on southern methodist in the quarter finals of the american conference tournament. courtney williams in her final hour. the guy who put diesel in the tank, williams scored 18 points in the first quarter, finished with a game high 29 to go along with 8 rebounds. usf wins. 73-60. that will be a good game. >> that was a good game. she was nailing it.
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>> thank you, sir. appreciate it. we'll be right back. >> i wouldn't want to play her
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cash three, 7, 6, 1, play four, 0, 1, 23, 4, powerball, 3, 27, 34, 39, and powerball 19. a final look at the forecast. >> nice weather again tomorrow. blue, sunny skies. if you're taking a boat out, we'll have a moderate chop tomorrow, a bit of a rip current risk. temperatures until the gulf still chilly for spring breakers and then middle 60s. the water temperature is going up and so is the air temperature. >> love that. thank you very much and thank you for joining us tonight. have a great night, and saturday night live is coming your way next. >> jonah hill on snl. >> jonah hill, yeah. >> remember super bad? [ cheers and applause ] welcome back to the election

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